Made entirely from recycled plastic waste — recovered from oceans and beaches and sourced from post-consumer bottles redirected from landfills — this multi-use textile boasts some serious eco-conscious cred wrapped in an understated yet striking aesthetic. Camira’s second collaboration with Seaqual Initiative, an organization dedicated to combatting marine litter, Quest was created as a complement to the Oceanic textile: Whereas the chunky Oceanic is suitable only for seating, Quest can also be used for vertical panel and acoustic installations.
A direct response to the 12 million tonnes of plastic debris that finds its way into the world’s waterways each year, Quest boasts manifold positive impacts. By using Seaqual Yarn (a blend of ocean and beach plastic waste and recycled PET polyester yarn), the manufacturer removes 1.5 kilograms of rubbish from the environment for every four yards of fabric, or the equivalent of 23 plastic bottles per single yard. The material is also free of harmful chemicals, is low-VOC-emitting and meets multiple environmental building standards such as LEED v4, BREEAM International and more — all this while achieving over 100,000 rubs and being bleach-cleanable to meet the exacting standards of commercial and corporate settings.
Defined by a balanced hopsack weave, Quest has a subtle two-tone surface enhanced by a curated palette of 27 colours, each extolling the natural beauty of seaside landscapes — from fresh spring greenery and blue seas glinting under the summer sky to burnt-orange autumn sunshine and the cool, wintery grey tones of barren beachside cliffs. In short, Quest is imbued with warmth and elegance while staying true to an admirable ethos.
Made entirely from recycled plastic waste, this multi-use textile boasts some serious eco-conscious cred wrapped in an understated yet striking aesthetic.